Author: Janice Bitters (Janice Bitters)

Big tech company to move HQ from Sunnyvale to San Jose

Rambus Inc. is moving its headquarters from its longtime home in Sunnyvale to North San Jose, making it the latest in a long list of tech companies to look southward for office space as commercial vacancy rates tighten along the Peninsula and San Jose continues to grow. The longtime Silicon Valley tech company, which makes...

Valley Fair owner aims to go green on shopping center overhaul

When the newly-expanded Valley Fair Mall comes online next year, the busy shopping center will not only be bigger, but greener, according to the mall owners, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, known as URW. Valley Fair, which sits on the border of San Jose and Santa Clara, is currently undergoing a $1.1 billion expansion and renovation and is one...

Santa Clara clears way for massive residential development

Santa Clara’s City Council met for more than six hours Tuesday night, most of that time was spent weighing the merits of Gateway Crossings, a massive and controversial new residential project in the city. City officials’ sentiment about the project, which sits near the Santa Clara Caltrain Station, could be summed up effectively with a...

8×8 will move HQ from San Jose to Campbell, expand throughout Bay Area

When searching for its new headquarters, a major San Jose-based tech company decided to go west. Cloud Communication Company 8×8 has leased nearly 178,000 square feet in Campbell and have started looking for more office space throughout the Bay Area and elsewhere, company officials said Monday. After a monthslong search for a new headquarters space,...

Silicon Valley chambers of commerce rebuff new rebranded group

When the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce last month announced it would expand its reach and reinvent itself as the Silicon Valley Central Chamber of Commerce, the news was met with a mix of reactions, primarily skepticism and confusion from other chambers. And at least two of those chambers in Silicon Valley told San José...

Tech absent in congressman-hosted chat on contractor treatment

Rep. Ro Khanna on Tuesday gathered a candid round table to discuss the treatment of contract workers in tech, but notably absent from the conversation were any of Silicon Valley’s major employers. That’s not for lack of trying, according to Khanna, the second-term Democrat whose district encompasses Silicon Valley. His office invited about 20 major...

Major retail investor buys Campbell’s Pruneyard shopping center

The retail portion of Campbell’s newly renovated Pruneyard shopping center has traded hands for $212.5 million, according to an announcement Monday by buyer Regency Centers Corp. The purchase by the Jacksonville, Florida-based retail investor and developer marks the sale of the third and final portion of the mixed-use center since the start of the year...

Santa Clara Council approves budget, big land sale and new condos

Santa Clara’s City Council this week made several noteworthy decisions during its twice-monthly council meeting, including approving a new biennial budget and offering a stamp of approval on a land sale and the next phase of a condo development. Read on for a rundown of the most newsworthy items discussed this week during the city’s...

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